2009 began in Seoul, South Korea, with a full day of work... but just a few days later, it was time for a 2-week vacation to Thailand:
It was a shock returning from steamy Samui to shivering in Seoul but luckily, another warm weather trip, this time to Cebu, Philippines, was just around the corner:
Back to work, back to Seoul, where spring finally sprung
North Korea vs. South Korea soccer game - the DPK accused the ROK of giving its players food poisoning. ROK won.
Just before hitting the 9-month mark, it was time to swap seasons and experience winter in Sydney. Conclusion: it's fabulously unwintery.
Good times galore in Australia, including meeting up with good friends and childhood idols:
Ganghwado, South Korea - rice fieldstop
Demilitarized Zone (North-South Korea border)
Busan, South Korea
After a year in Seoul
it was time to say annyeong Korea and hello America.
My favorite market in SeoulOf course, that travel bug can't rest for long. Two months of being home prepared me for a long weekend in Costa Rica: beaches, rainforests and monkeys abound.
What were your 2009 highlights?